Emerald of Siam (1314 Jadwin Ave., Richland, 509/946-9328, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 5–9 p.m. daily) creates authentic and delicious Thai food and has an inexpensive lunch buffet weekdays ($8) and a popular dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday ($14).
Bangkok Restaurant (8300 Gage Blvd., nk Kennewick, 509/735-7631, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–9 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5–9 p.m. Sat., closed Sun.) is also popular for Thai cooking.
Mandarin House (1035 Lee Blvd., Richland, 509/943-6843, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–9 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 4–9:30 p.m. Sat., closed Sun.) has the best local Chinese food.
Located in a cozy old railroad dining car, Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant (1026 Lee Blvd., Richland, 509/946-4525, 5–9 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 5–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat.) simmers and stews classic Italian cuisine and nightly seafood specials. Reservations are recommended.